....hmmmnnnn...I wonder what you have to use for this month's LESSology challenge???!!! Errr...that would be ENVELOPES!
For my inspiration to you, I've collected a pile of old envelopes from Christmas time & created a mini album, to document my annual trip to visit my BFF, Sue....so, the photos aren't in yet...but that's the easy-peasy part, right??!!!!
And, of course, my recycled element is.....the envelopes! I've stayed with one 6x6 pad of Basic Grey 'Carte Postale' papers [thanks Jasmine S!!!] - to provide a sort of 'continuity', but apart from this, I've just used up all those bits & pieces, older alphas, odd ones etc that have been lying around. This is photo heavy. Just warning you!!!
The top shows the front & back covers. Mary B sent me this fabulous thick card stock envelope, so it made the PERFECT base for my cover!
As you can see, I've used all different sizes & shapes for some added interest....the little 'good stuff' envelope came from Sanna, as did the tags of different colours. I punched the holes in the envelopes, & used eyelets so the edges didn't rip...but because I then added pp on some of the back sides, they covered the holes. Oops! So I just dug out some more holes. You live & learn!!!
I'm still experimenting with Photoshop to do collages...so sorry for the blurry shots.....
Slightly clearer shots! See the candles in the middle shot above? They're actually stamps on the envelope...!!!
I've even pre-popped on a polaroid frame on [sticker, from Echo Park!]...most of the photos for this album will be from my phone, so most will be small. Hoping that works! Those film strips are a stamp.
So, that's it - it didn't actually take long at all & was really fun. I'm glad that after holidaying with my girlfriend for, like, YEARS, I'll finally have a little album to celebrate what we do!!!
Would LOOOVE you to join us at LESSology - I'm sure you'll be able to think up plenty of envelope using ideas!!!!
Happy Scrapping, Lizzy ♥♥♥